Freedom Ride Inspires Participants to Create Change
This video won the 2007 Emmy for Advanced Media Documentary and is from Vanderbilt University. Students and several original Freedom Riders retrace the Freedom Rides of 1961, which were part of the movement that led to the end of segregation in the South.
Freedom Summer 1964
Still images and narration are featured in this documentary about this part of civil rights history. (Amateur video)
Identify and Sort Solid Shapes
Slide show names shapes and describes their characteristics. The off-screen narrator describes how shapes with flat surfaces can slide and shapes with curves can roll.
Sesame Street - I'm Six Years Old Today!
This is a classic Sesame Street video about an excited kid who turns six years old.
1992 Clinton Commercial
Bill Clinton’s masterfully orchestrated campaign made effective use of free television as well as paid advertising. Cable television provided numerous opportunities for unpaid appearances, whether on talk shows, in televised town meetings, in unedited coverage of campaign events on C-SPAN, or in news specials on MTV. (0:30)
Fact and Opinion
This is a short video with computer animation and computerized voices. The video gives one example of a fact and one example of an opinion.
Living on the Coast
This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, offers a glimpse of life in three coastal communities in the United States. The visit begins in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, specifically in the village of Nanwalek, where people have learned to survive in a harsh environment. Next we travel to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to see how people have always depended on the ocean for whaling and fishing. Finally we go to Moloka‘i in Hawai‘i, where people have learned to respect the
LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK surgery is most commonly performed as a cure for myopia (nearsightedness), but can also be used to cure hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (corneal irregularities). 3-D animation shows how the procedure works. Grades 7-12. 1:18 min.
Elementary Education : How to Teach Social Studies to Kids
An important part of teaching social studies to kids is making sure to have access to good reading material. Find out how to use a local leader from the community to help teach kids about social studies with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on teaching social studies to kids.
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Florida.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller
Digging for Trilobites
On this segment of "Wonders of the West" a family travels to a quarry where they dig for their own trilobites. Several different types of trilobites are briefly discussed. (03:59)
A History Of Scotland - Episode 1 - The Last Of The Free (6/6)
A well-photographed history of Scotland. This BBC documentary is suitable for middle school and high school students.
A History of Scotland - Episode 2 - Hammers of the Scots (3/6)
A well-photographed history of Scotland that is explored through commentary and re-enactments. This BBC documentary is suitable for middle school and high school students.
A Christmas Carol
This is the first ten minutes of the 1984 film, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, featuring actors George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Frank Finlay as Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost visits Scrooge to warn him to change his selfish ways before he dies, if he does not wish to become an old ghost in chains.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
California travel tips host Veronica Hill takes you inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Cannery Row, just two hours south of San Francisco beside the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Almost 2 million people visit here every year, making it one of California's most popular attractions. More than 623 marine species are on display, so allow at least 3 hours to fully enjoy the aquarium's galleries, touch pools and exhibits. You can easily spend the entire day here.
Sentence Content for Essays
Learn how to improve sentence content in this video. The instructor talks about sentence structure and vocabulary.
Where Do I Find Affordable Homeschool Curriculum?
Where Do I Find Affordable Homeschool Curriculum? Part of the series: Homeschooling Tips. Find an affordable homeschool curriculum by using discarded textbooks from public schools, borrowing books from friends, and by doing research to create an adequate lesson plan. Use workbooks and...
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
This is an eight-minute video (moving images and still slides) concerning the Underground Railroad.
Interview with Illustrator Jeff Hopkins
MEET ME AT THE CORNER travels to Brooklyn to meet children's illustrator Jeff Hopkins. A very young girl interviews him in this video. Good questions, but hard to hear them. He suggests carrying a sketchbook "everywhere you go." His website is www.picturescometolife.com He says he loves to get email from children. (3:33)
Cooperative Learning Groups - Centers
A fun insight into using cooperative learning centers in an elementary science class. The video is set to music and shows students interacting in groups. It zooms in on the group's instructions and work and occasionally gives the audio of the students talking. It aso shows how the students move to new groups. Run time 03:10.